Doctoral Student, Francesca Lopez, Awarded an NIH T32 Fellowship

Francesca LopezFrancesca was awarded an NINDS funded T32 Predoctoral Fellowship on Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration. The goal of this predoctoral T32 program is to develop independent investigators with programs of research in movement disorders which focus on the ABC’S of translational research: aetiology, biomarkers/ endophenotypes, and causative and symptom based therapies. A key training component of this program involves research training of clinical and basic scientists, with emphasis on across-disciplinary interactions among the trainees. Francesca’s doctoral research will examine underlying mechanisms as well as beneficial effects of a non-invasive, neuromodulatory intervention on memory functioning in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.